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Private room

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

Our most spacious room! New queen bed, single alcove bed/reading space, bureau, desk/chair, leather recliner, bamboo floor, closet, natural woods, window & shared basement bathroom. Not available? Check other 3 listings - "Charming Uptown Vancouver: Lavender, Coral, Sky"

The space

Quiet neighborhood, blocks from Uptown activities
Prime location for anything downtown - just 1 mile
15-minute drive from Portland International Airport
Walkability Score: 78 - walk to just about anything
1 mile to Vancouver Hilton/Convention Center & Esther Short Park
Wireless internet
1 block from public park and playground
1-minute access to Interstate 5
1 block from public transit
1 mile to Vancouver Farmers' Market - Saturday & Sunday 9-3
Close to Historic Fort Vancouver
Gateway to the Columbia River Gorge - 20 to 75 minutes to great hiking, biking, skiing, wind surfing, sail boarding & more.
Bikes available for your use at a small fee.
Nearby eateries: La Bottega, Mon Ami, Peking Chinese Garden, Bleu Door Cafe, Subway, Starbucks, Dairy Queen, Charlies Bodega, lots of local breweries & wineries.

We are most likely to accept guests who have been verified, have descriptive profile information and provide their reason for travel when they contact us. Since we began in 2012, we've hosted wonderful people from Germany, England, The Netherlands, Italy, Czech Republic, Argentina, Cuba, India, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Iran, New Zealand, Australia and the U.S.

Our historic Vancouver neighborhood is a peaceful escape from the bustle but close enough for easy access to all that Portland/Vancouver and the Columbia River Valley have to offer. We live offsite but are in the office almost daily which currently makes this more of a very comfortable and well-equipped guest house. We are happy to interact and provide helpful information for guests at the house, by phone or email. With 4 rooms available, you are likely to cross paths with other guests.

Our 1920 home is 2000 sq. ft. on 3 floors with 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, laundry and office.

If you have a pre-planned trip or are coming to Vancouver for work, this is a great place for you to stay. We can point you in the right direction to all that the beautiful Pacific Northwest has to offer.

Relax on the covered, south-facing front porch hammock and stare down a long dirt alley from the 50s. Or enjoy the backyard vegetable garden and patio. Kitchen, porch, free on-street parking, and gardens are available to you.

Sorry, no pets nor smokers. Unfortunately, we are not set up to accept ambulatory children under 5. Maximum 1-month stay with occasional exceptions.

Guest access

Beautiful bamboo floor, 5' desk & chair, bedside stands, bureau, closet and super comfy armchair; kitchen, dining room, living room, shared bathroom, common spaces, porches, herb gardens.

This room is one of four rooms available. It can accommodate 2 people in the queen bed and 1 more in a funky 3'x9' cozy, sleeping alcove.

Interaction with guests

Our guest home is a comfy place to have your own space and interact with hosts as needed. We are always available in person, by phone or email to answer any questions you may have. We encourage interaction with our other guests.

Other things to note

Gateway to the Columbia River Gorge - 20 to 75 minutes to great hiking, biking, skiing, wind surfing, sail boarding, ocean & more.

Sorry, no pets nor smokers inside or outside the property. We do not have a completely child-proofed house, so we can only accommodate infant, non-ambulatory children or well-behaved kids over 4. Maximum 1-month stay with occasional exceptions.

All of our guest rooms are accessed by stairs and are unfortunately not handicap accessible.

Check out Visit Vancouver (URL HIDDEN) with no spaces and look under Dine the Couve. You'll find menus for all sorts of the local restaurants we mention in our guidebook.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $20
Security Deposit: $200
Weekly Discount: 13%
Weekend Price: $54 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Quiet time is 22:00-7:00.
If you have visitors, please inform hosts beforehand.
Allergies force us to say "no smoking or pets" under any circumstance.
Key location provided 24 hrs. in advance by e-mail and/or phone, as requested.
Please let us know any questions/restrictions/needs, expected time of arrival, etc.
Extra cleaning fee of $40 is only assessed if there is extraordinary clean-up to be done. Otherwise, it will not be charged.
Check-in time is 16:00 or 4 p.m.
Check-out time is 11:00 or 11 a.m.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

36 Reviews

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Jacintha User Profile
June 2017
This gem is located in a private neighborhood, but within walking distance of historic downtown and restaurants. Vance and Kristin are welcoming, personable and very helpful. The house is full of touches that make it feel like home, with plenty of 'frig and freezer space for food, a kitchen, dining table and living room. We stayed in both the Lavender Room and Bamboo Room (our favorite), which were both comfortable and had cool little sleeping nooks in addition to the beds, in case you need to sleep a third person in the room. We would definitely (and probably will) stay here again. You made our trip feel more like a homecoming than a mere vacation, Vance and Kristin. Thank you for your hospitality.
Kristin & Vance User ProfileKristin & Vance is a superhost.
Response from Kristin & Vance:
Look forward to seeing you next time!
June 2017

Sarah User Profile
December 2016
My 2nd stay with Vance and Kristin was as great as the first stay. Amazing hosts, great location, I love the bamboo room. I also love the attention to detail and how well run the house is. The owners take great pride in doing a fantastic job.
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Response from Kristin & Vance:
Sarah, We look forward to seeing you again.
December 2016

Elen User Profile
November 2016
The Bamboo room is particularly nice; spacious with a comfortable bed. Plenty of storage too if you're staying for a while, and a comfortable chair for cozying in and reading. The kitchen is VERY well stocked with pots/pans/dishes and the table is big enough for a good sized group.
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Response from Kristin & Vance:
Elen, Thanks for your review. Look forward to seeing you again.
November 2016

Mira User Profile
October 2016
My family loved our stay at Vance & Kristin's. the hosts go out of their way to make you welcome and are very knowledgeable about the area. Their house is perfectly situated near the Uptown area with plenty of eateries to try, Trap Door Brewery, E-San and Bleu Door being our favorites. Public transportation is about 2 blocks away and takes you straight downtown to where the 105 express bus will take you to Portland. Downtown Vancouver has a wonderful library and Black Rock Coffee Bar across the street. We loved the hospitality of both Vance and Kristin. The bamboo room provided us with a clean, a restful night of sleep and the porch had a relaxing hammock and rocking chairs. The kitchen is nicely appointed with everything you need to make a home cooked meal. I would definitely stay again.

Sarah User Profile
September 2016
This place is great! Vance is as friendly and as kindhearted as it gets. A real gentleman and good guy. The house is spacious, quiet, and with all the little odds and ends of a house. They even have two extra fridges for guests, which I found very helpful. The wifi is great, bathrooms are clean, rooms spacious. Probably one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept on! Seriously, get the bamboo room if you can. It was perfect. I'll be back if they'll have me!
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Response from Kristin & Vance:
Come back anytime! We'd love to see you again!
September 2016

Kenton User Profile
September 2016
Kristin and Vance made the arrival and checking in process very smooth and I found out it is important to read the info they provide you with. The Bamboo room is beautiful as well as fairly large and I took full advantage of the desk and alcove reading bed which were great features. Communication from Kristin was great and most everything I feel should be standard with an airbnb listing was provided. The parking is street parking which was fine and the location is excellent if you wanted to walk around Vancouver. Lots of restaurants close by as well. The internet left something to be desired since it wasn't actually working when I arrived (should be getting fixed) and when it was working, it was on the slow side. The Bamboo listing failed to mention that laundry costs $2.50 to wash then ANOTHER $2.50 to dry, but the provided info stated the overall $5 fee. When drying your clothes, be sure to open the windows since the dryer is not vented properly.
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Response from Kristin & Vance:
Thanks, Kenton, for your nice words by phone about our home being one of the nicest Airbnb stays you have ever had. Sorry for the internet slowdown, now resolved. We encourage all guests to read our listing and welcome sheet fully, including the $5 per load honor system. Guests tell us it's a deal and convenient, versus a trip to the laundromat. We wish you well in your travels!
September 2016

George User Profile
August 2016
Well done home with plenty to do close by. Kristin was great, always helpful and responsive. The room was large enough for up to three guests it felt like so I had plenty of space. The basement was cool in the summer so that was nice. All in all a lovely home to come back to.
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Response from Kristin & Vance:
We enjoyed hosting you. Best of luck with your work.
August 2016

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Vancouver, Washington, United States · Joined in June 2011
Kristin & Vance User ProfileKristin & Vance is a superhost.

We are an active family of 4 who relish meeting new people. As 20-year Vancouver residents, we'd be happy to share with you all that we know about the area. From the 17 wineries now in Clark County, Washington (one in our family) to the array of cultural events in nearby Portland, OR, we look forward to sharing our house and surroundings with you. We enjoy hiking, biking, tennis, traveling, musical events, pickleball, words, philosophy, books, winery and brewery tours, organic cooking and dining, farmers' markets and more.

If you host us, you can expect to find your place in the condition in which you provided us or better. We're quiet, respectful guests interested in hearing your story.

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